Saturday, 27 April 2013

Makeover for hubby's mint tin & Saturday candy



This week we would like to see 'Anything but a Card' at Allsorts so  lots  of  scope  there  from  tags to gift  boxes, cakes to scrapbook l/o's. This weeks sponsor is DigiDarla.

I had a few ideas but in the end decided to hijack the mint tin hubby keeps on his desk and give it a makeover............I will add at this point that he does appreciate flowers and said he can live with it in it's new format, even if it's not overly practical for a guys desk.

The stamp I have used is Dogwood from Hero Arts which I stamped onto a circle which I first inked with distress inks olive and marmalade and stamped with Hero Arts H2365 Old French Writing as well as a little stamping round the edge with a crackle stamp.

I coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils and decoupaged and finally added some matching ribbon around the edge of the lid.

I also have a second share, a little gift bag which I made using the good old scoreboard, some ribbon and an image from one of this weeks sponsors DigiDarla which is called Poppy Oval. Our other sponsor this week in Pin and Tack so a double reason to join in this week.

I hope you will join us this week and look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.

As always my thanks for all your visits and lovely comments which are always greatly appreciated.

I am pleased to announce that Elly (Wednesday comment) is the lucky winner of last weeks candy, please mail me with your full postal addy so I can post it off to you.

And this week I have some more Spring time ribbons and embellishments in pink blossom colours.

As usual a winner will be selected at random from all comments left this week, if you visit more than one then both comments will go into the draw. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

1) You are a follower (candy only blogs will be discounted)

2) Pop the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar on your own blog

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and as always many thanks for popping by my blog.

81 comments:

  1. Здравствуйте! Спасибо за шанс! А коробочка - прелесть!

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  2. That flower tin is absolutely gorgeous, I love the dimension and the flower centres.

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  3. Two lovely creations today Brenda love the second one even though the time is great
    jacqui x

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  4. That tin is so gorgeous, love the colours and the gift bag is pretty too. I have some andy on my blog, would love you to enter x

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  5. What a fabulous card and altered box my dearest friend^_^
    Wonderful work as always^_^
    Have a sweet weekend^_^
    Sonia

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  6. Gorgeous revamp Brenda. Lovely flowers and colours, lovely gift bag too. Carolxx

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  7. My oh my Brenda, how special a simple tin of mints looks, given the Brenda treatment! Totally gorgeous!.x

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  8. great makeover to your hubbys mint tin Brenda - really fabulous - its unrecognisable - fab xx

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  9. A beautiful gift bag and a great makeover for the mint tin Brenda. Love the multi coloured centres to the flowers.
    Beryl xx

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  10. That mint tin is gorgeous and I would love to be in for a chance to win.
    Your creations inspire me. Thankyou

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  11. Love the mint tin!! It is awesome!!
    -Berina
    http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

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  12. Both lovely Brenda. Tracy xx

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  13. This is just gorgeous Brenda - I love floral cards my favourites! - the colours you've used are just perfect hugs Judith x

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  14. Love your altered Tin Brenda you have decorated it beautifully..and such a lovely little gift bag

    Anne

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  15. That tin makeover is just gorgeous Brenda and I love the sweet little gift bag too :o)
    Jackie xx

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  16. Your revamped tin looks absolutely stunning, Brenda, and I think your husband is a real gentleman for keeping it on his desk. Come to think of it, my husband would probably react in the same way, so I guess we're both fortunate to have such wonderful husbands. I have some catching up to do on your blog. It's been a crazy week after one of our cats got hit by a car and had to undergo surgery. We finally managed to get her to eat again, so we're hopeful she is going to make a full recovery.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Marianne x

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  17. I love the flowers on your hubby's mint tin. Beautiful colours, even for a men's desk :-)
    And a lovely little gift bag!!
    xxx Marianne MW

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  18. Wow Brenda I se my name.Thanks for the candy.
    I will send you my adress today.
    Gr Elly

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  19. Fab makeover, hope your husband is appreciative. Love the roses

    Hugs
    Alison xx

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  20. beautiful candy box and card, tempting candy brenda.I love the flowers

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  21. The tin looks fabulous Brenda, what a makeover! I love the pretty flowers and colours.
    The bag is gorgeous too, very classy.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

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  22. Love them both Brenda, the tin is great and I am trying this sort of thing myself, keep watching LOL. xxxx

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  23. Thanks for a new chance to win Brenda.Your card and the box are beautiful.
    Your flowers are always beautiful.
    Gr Elly

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  24. What a fabulous makeover Brenda. I love the colours and gorgeous florals. Your poppy bag is beautiful too. I just adore poppies.

    Have a great weekend

    Annie x

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  25. That mint tin is gorgeous - I love the colours & the script background with the crackle & ribbon........ think that might be acceptable on my husband's desk too so I'm glad it was approved of.
    The bag is delightful too with the soft red edging of the image panel coupled with the lovely floppy ribbon bow & those corner gems.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Paula (PEP)

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  26. An awesome little tin transformation. So love the autumn colouring and the dimension on the flowers. The gift as also very pretty.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  27. These are gorgeous Brenda. I love the images and beautiful colours
    Sue xx

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  28. Ha ha ha... can just emagine his face when he saw his newly decorated tin. It's absolutely gorgeous.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  29. Love the mint tin B. Hope you didn't pinch too many of the contents while the creative juices were flowing!! Have a lovely weekend Sarah x

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  30. Gorgeous creations, I'm sure hubby was delighted with his newly renovated mint tin :D It looks beautiful Brenda :) And the bag is gorgeous, red and white always look so good together!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, thanks for the chance to win candy :)

    hugs from Tags xx

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  31. Really like your altered tin and great bag. Enjoy your weekend. :)

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  32. Hello Brenda, those are gorgeous flowers on the mint box - at least your hubby had rusty colours and not pink!! The gift bag is really pretty. Have a good weekend - it should be warmer! Pauline xx

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  33. Gorgeous altered tin Brenda, Stunning flowers... Love the bag... Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

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  34. Hi Brenda, love the way you decorated the lid of the peppermint tin! And a lovely card too! Thanks for the candy sweets, have a great weekend, hugs Frea

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  35. This is fabulous.
    Will have to see what's floating around here and needs prettying up.
    Can just imagine what my heavy metal loveing teenagers would say if they came home to flower on their stuff ROFL

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  36. This is fabulous.
    Will have to see what's floating around here and needs prettying up.
    Can just imagine what my heavy metal loveing teenagers would say if they came home to flower on their stuff ROFL

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  37. Fabulous tin make over Brenda,I love the flowers on there,I like the gift bag, the colours are lovely, you always do the best flowers.
    Kevin xx

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  38. really gorgeous projects Brenda, have a lovely Saturday!

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  39. Those are great, I love them!

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  40. Lovely creation! I love your work!
    Thanks for giving me the chance! Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs from Hilde

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  41. gorgeous flowers on the tin, and pretty bag, love them !!!!
    Paula

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  42. Love how you've altered hubby's mint tin. These flowers are so pretty. That gift bag is gorgeous too. It's really nice to be able to make a special gift bag for someone.

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  43. Love how you altered the tin! The haerts of the flowers are beautiful! The card is classy by the colours, but has a modern feel by the shapes you used... Have a good weekend, Gerrina

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  44. What a great altered can! I love the hearts of the flowers. Hugs, Hanneke

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  45. Wow, I love how you remade the tin. Those flowers are so pretty and I just love the gift bag.

    Congrats Elly!

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  46. Gorgeous remake of the mint tin, the coloring is fabulous as usual. You always make our flowers pop, a great 3D illusion.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Katie

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  47. Love the revamped mint tin - who was lucky enough to go on a Fred Olsen cruise then?

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  48. beautyfull bag! hugs from Poland :)

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  49. Love your altered tin Brenda and the colours. great gift bag too. What super candy you are offering this week and thanks for the chance. have a good weekend. I'm off to see Jo tomorrow
    x catherine

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  50. Both projects are so fabulous. I love the lovely decorated tin and your card is just beautiful.
    Hugs, Uta

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  51. Wonderful projects, Miss Brenda, and both done with flowers! Very appropriate, right? I especially like your water color poppies. Beautiful! hugs, de

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  52. Oh that tin is absolutely fabulous! Clever you! The gift bag is also gorgeous, love that image. Michelle x

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  53. Breathtaking, these projects are gorgeous.

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  54. Fantastic creations. I love the tin.
    Nikki x

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  55. Hi Brenda, firstly sorry I have been a bit rubbish with my commenting lately, I just don't know where the time has been disappearing to lately, lol I become more and more convinced that I am going in slow motion as the rest of the world speeds by me. Your tin is absolutely gorgeous, the floral image is beautiful and the dimension to the image is fabulous. I love the gift bag too, it's so pretty and elegant and the image is gorgeous. I am off to catch up with the posts I have missed, I hope you are well
    Lindsay xx

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  56. Hi Brenda, apologies if you get this comment twice (I am having internet issues tonight it seems) Sorry for being rubbish with my commenting lately, I just don't know where the time goes and I am becoming more and more convinced that I am in slow motion lol. I love your makes, the tin is beautiful, I love the gorgeous floral image and the dimension to it is fabulous, and the gift bag is so pretty and elegant. I hope you are well, I am going to catch up with your posts that I missed now
    Lindsay xx

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  57. WOW! This looks fabulous. I love it.

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  58. Oh I love the way you altered the mint tin! Hey who says boys can't love flowers?

    I love them especially with the microbeads, very pretty!

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  59. Awww Brenda, what fantastic makes, I love your projects and love your idea to cover the mint tin.. looks so much different :) and love the gift bag too, .. it is so pretty and elegant. Hope you are having a nice weekend xxx

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  60. What a great idea to 'alter' candy tin. Beautiful flowers & colouring. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  61. Terrific makeover of the mint tin great colours and colouring. The bag is pretty too.

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  62. Lovey project Brenda, I haven't tried any altering yet.

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  63. All three projects are beautiful Brenda. Because I've the time I've been able to have a really good look around your blog - such gorgeous creations and so inspirational!
    I love your gorgeous dogs! Seven of them must take some looking after. I'm now a follower and have added your Saturday blog link on my blog! Have a fab weekend Karen x

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  64. Hi Brenda,
    The mint tin is just perfect for gifts, I love what you've done with it, the french writing looks fab with the crackle stamp, gorgeous.
    The gift bag is so pretty Brenda, love the colour.
    happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  65. Both beautiful projects, Brenda .
    Rosie x

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  66. Beautiful tin Brenda, those flowers are gorgeous. Your hubby sounds like my Tom, he doesn't mind flowers either and it's just as well really :-) Hope you are having a good weekend. Love Maddy x

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  67. Hi Brenda, what beautiful projects. Love the mint tin makeover and the little gift bag is stunning. Hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  68. Congratulations to Elly!
    Thanks for popping by Brenda!
    As usual your projects are stunning, so are the previous posts of cards!
    I like that you tell us how you achieve the look!

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  69. это просто волшебно, Бренда ты молодчинка!!!

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  70. What a fantastic makeover... the altered tin looks absolutely lovely!
    Alison x

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  71. Fabulous makeover - I have just found your blog, and love your style

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  72. Oh love your altered box, so nice idea !!!
    And the gift bag is superb, so nice flowers !
    xxx

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  73. Loving the tin!! Hugs Juls

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  74. Wow what an amazing makeover on such a boring tin, Luv Sam x

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  75. The mint tin looks amazing Brenda! I like the beads in the middle of the flowers.
    Thankyou also for the lovely candy!
    Pearl x

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win the candy. Both of the projects are gorgeous. I love the coloring of the gift bag. It looks so elegant. Popping the dogwood blossoms-beautiful. Love them!

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  77. Wow Brenda, love the altered tin, the flower centres look great with the added texture : )

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  78. Love both your projects Brenda. So many beautiful details. Great candy too, Thanks so much for the chance. Off to spread the word on my sidebar.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  79. just going through blogs and found your hun, so glad i did as lots of stunnng card just love what you have done to the tin. loads of inspiration on here for me to learn thank you for shraing, and such fab candi on offer thanks for the chance to enter :-) so love poppies xx

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  80. What a beautiful card and altered box you made!
    Wonderful work as always :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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